Daily Reflection – March 21

"Duplicity is not pleasing to God and to be truly simple we should propose to ourselves no other end but to please God alone." (CCD 4:471) - St. Vincent de Paul - Heavenly Father, I ask for a conscience that is sensitive to all the nuances of honesty and truthfulness....

Daily Reflection – March 20

"If our abode is on Calvary, let us be assured that Jesus crucified is pleased to see us there." (SW: 570) - St. Louise de Marillac - Lord, when I reflect on how much you were wiling to give to redeem me, the sufferings I have to endure seem so very small in...

Daily Reflection – March 19

"When we are satisfied that we have done everything in our power for the happy issue of any affair, we should preserve our tranquility and peace, whatever may be the result." (possibly CCD 7:400) - St. Vincent de Paul - How hard it is for me to remain at peace when...

Daily Reflection – March 17

"The perfection of prayer, as well as an interior perfection, does not consist in prayer of more or less sublimity, but in Charity." - St. Vincent de Paul - Lord, sometimes I am more caught up in the feelings I experience in prayer than in its end result. Teach me how...

Daily Reflection – March 16

"God does not ask us to keep an account of the visible fruits of our charity; he asks us simply to love 'with all our strength'. He does not ask us to give him the world, but to 'give him ourselves'." - Rev. Joseph Jamet, C.M. - Today, Lord, I offer myself to you with...

Daily Reflection – March 15

"Small negligences create the greatest useless expense." - St. Vincent de Paul - Being a faithful steward involves attention to many details, if useless expense is to be prevented. Lord, teach me how to properly care for what is placed in my charge because these...

Daily Reflection – March 14

- Writing to the rich, Bl. Frederic wrote: "Thrift is not the first of virtues. Spend freely and wisely where money can provide work and relieve distress." - Bl. Frederic Ozanam - Lord, help me to be open-handed in giving my time and resources to the service of those...

Daily Reflection – March 13

"Some persons look and never see; others see and never look." - St. Vincent de Paul - Lord, is it possible to have sight and yet be blind? Never let me be so preoccupied with my own temporal concerns that I blot out the needs of my poor brothers and sisters who have...

Daily Reflection – March 12

"We cannot have peace with God, with our neighbor and with ourselves, unless Jesus Christ grants it to us." (SW: 197) - St. Louise de Marillac - Teach me how to pray, Lord, remembering that you are always willing to provide me with what I need if I but ask.

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